Motherhood is an identity, a calling, a battle, a journey. By sharing their experiences, the contributors to Arrival Stories offer an informative and deeply affecting account of what it feels like when a woman first realizes she is a mother.
The stories in Arrival Stories are consequential, the voices delightfully direct, and the collection’s greatest strength is in its embrace of all the mothers, whether they are single, coupled, straight, queer, or chose adoption. This anthology triumphs by making motherhood feel anything but lonely.”
—Publishers Weekly(⭐starred, boxed)
Join us on April 5th at 8 PM ET on Zoom for an exclusive, prerecorded interview featuring Arrival Stories coeditor Christy Turlington Burns, in conversation with contributors Olympian Alysia Montaño and OBGYN Amanda Williams. The conversation will be moderated by ABC News correspondent, Deborah Roberts. Your ticket includes admission to this exclusive conversation and a hardcover copy of Arrival Stories.
Christy Turlington Burns is the founder and CEO of Every Mother Counts. Christy’s work in maternal health began after experiencing a childbirth related complication in 2003—an experience that would later inspire her to direct and produce the documentary feature filmNo Woman, No Cry, about the challenges women face throughout pregnancy and childbirth around the world. Under Christy’s leadership, Every Mother Counts has invested over $20 million in programs in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and the United States focused on making pregnancy and childbirth safe, respectful, and equitable for every mother, everywhere. Turlington Burns has been one ofTime’s 100 Most Influential People and one ofGlamour’s Women of the Year. Christy graduated cum laude from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and studied Public Health at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She currently serves on the Yale Nursing School dean’s leadership council and the SmithsonianInstitute’s American Women’s History Initiative (AWHI) advisory committee.
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